Bengal govt urges private schools not to hike fee amid COVID- 19 crisis
State education minister Partha Chatterjee, in a videomessage uploaded on his Facebook page on Wednesday, said thegovernment received complaints from some guardians that asection of private schools has increased fees, turning a blindeye to the present economic crisis due to the spread ofCOVID-19.
"The education department and me personally havereceived a number of complaints from guardians that a sectionof private schools has effected a steep hike in fees despitethe hardship faced by the people in this unprecedented crisis."I hereby urge these schools to roll back any suchdecision for the greater interest of the students," theminister said.
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